SANS was founded in 1989 as a think tank for information security. Its purpose is to provide cyber security professionals with the practical skills and knowledge they need to make the world a safer place.
High-quality infosec training, certifications, scholarship academies, degree programs, cyber ranges, and resources are all part of this endeavor to address the needs of every cyber worker. Their data, research, and top cybersecurity brains work together to provide individuals and companies with the practical education and assistance they require.
In the classes, you’ll encounter seasoned practitioners who also thrive at coaching others.
They are well-known cyber experts who share their findings, tools, and incident analysis with the rest of the globe while also providing practical, collaborative knowledge to our community. SANS is an engaging, high-quality educational organization because of them, as well as our students and community contributors.
The SANS Promise: Everyone who completes SANS training may put their new skills and knowledge to work the next day.
SANS Neurodiversity in Cybersecurity Summit 2022
It’s well-known and often debated that diverse teams produce better, more lucrative results, and in recent years, there’s been a boom in long-overdue discussion on the value of equality, inclusion, and belonging. Much of this conversation has centered on gender equity and including/amplifying BIPOC perspectives in cybersecurity.
SANS are focusing on the particular capabilities, experiences, and difficulties faced by neurodivergent cybersecurity workers at this Summit. People who are neurodivergent (ND) have brains that work in ways that aren’t deemed conventional or “neurotypical” (NT). Autism, ADHD, dyslexia, dyscalculia, and synesthesia are just a few examples of neurodivergence. These forms of neurodivergence are not mutually exclusive, therefore a person with ND might be autistic as well as dyslexic.
This Summit will have information created by and for North Dakota cybersecurity professionals, but it will also be useful for anybody who manages, reports to, works with, or simply wants to support ND colleagues and friends.
- Dear Neurotypicals: What I Wish Co-Workers and Managers Knew
- Neurodivergence and anxiety
- Intersectional identities – the experiences of ND women, non-binary individuals, and people of color
- Self-advocacy strategies, and how to find a champion
- Time- and workflow-management hacks for ADHD
- Combatting and surviving cyberbullying
- Seeking a diagnosis as an adult
- I am Autistic, but I Don’t Want to Be a Hacker
- What Neurodivergent People Need to Thrive at Work
- Recruiting Neurodiverse Workers: The New National Security Crisis
SANS OSINT Summit 2022
The Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT) Summit will bring together practitioners, investigators, and enthusiasts to exchange OSINT methodologies and technologies. As a participant, you will discover contemporary, real-world approaches from people in the OSINT community that gather information from the Internet, evaluate the results, and use important data to achieve their goals.
The OSINT Summit will delve into the following issues:
- Collecting, collecting, and exploiting open source information
- Exploring the many uses of OSINT in industry/community
- Using social media to access and collect data
- Using tools and automated methods to speed up OSINT collection or data filtering
- Ethical concerns about OSINT collection and analysis
- OSINT case studies of investigations you conducted (sanitized, of course)
- OSINT’s link to various types of research, investigations, and intelligence activities